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Scientists Condemn Whaling
New research has proven that whales can be studied without being killed, disproving the Japanese government’s claim that living whales cannot be properly studied in their...
Lickin’ The Beaters Launch
Today, vegan chef and cookbook author Siue Moffat celebrates the launch of Lickin’ the Beaters 2: Vegan Chocolate and Candy; her second guide to making decadent...
Sticky Fingers Honors
Last week, fans voted plant-based bakery Sticky Fingers into the final round of voting in a cupcake contest held by The Washingtonian’s Best Bites food blog.
2010 Treehugger Awards
Green lifestyle website Treehugger is currently holding its second annual Best of Green 2010 reader’s choice contest, with vegan blogs and twitter feeds nominated...
USDA Veterinarian Speaks Out
Last Thursday, Dean Wyatt, a supervisory veterinarian for the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), testified to...
Barker Donates Millions
On Wednesday, PETA announced that retired The Price Is Right host and animal-activist Bob Barker had donated $2.5 million to aid the group in building new offices...
Foer On Ellen
Yesterday, author Jonathan Safran Foer appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to talk about the response to his bestselling non-fiction book Eating Animals, and...
Babycakes Named Best
In its forthcoming “Best of New York 2010” issue, New York Magazine names plant-based bakery Babycakes NYC the best place to get a vegan treat. The publication praises...
HSUS In Congress
Last Thursday, Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) President Wayne Pacelle testified before Congress regarding the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act.
Planning Pi(e) Day the Vegan Way
You don’t have to be a math genius to do Pi Day proud—just eat many, many vegan pies.
Flacos Vegan Mexican Food
Later this week, Flacos restaurant opens in Berkeley, Calif., offering East Bay dwellers flavorful, organic, vegan fare. The eatery bills itself as serving “unique, vegetarian...
Green Your Garden
Can’t get enough of the spring greening tips in our March+April issue? VN gets the dirt from a conscious gardener about lowering your lawn’s impact.
Vegan Doughnuts in Bon Appétit
In its March issue, national food magazine Bon Appétit lists Mighty-O Donuts as one of the "Top 10 Best Places for Donuts" in the country. The Seattle-based doughnut shop...
Cruzer Updates Menu
This week, Cruzer Pizza and Pasta updated the all-vegan menu at its Los Feliz location, adding even more plant-based pizzas, sandwiches, and dessert options.
Alkaline Trio Tops Charts
This week, pop-punk band Alkaline Trio’s latest album, This Addiction, debuted at #11 on Billboard. The album is the band’s highest charting album to date, and sold more...
Reporter Staying Vegan
On Monday, journalist Grant Butler’s one-month vegan experiment ended, but according to The Oregonian writer, his plant-based lifestyle is just beginning. Butler, a lifelong...
Veg Sandwich Finalists
Today, Jif announced the five finalists in its seventh-annual “Most Creative Peanut Butter Sandwich Contest,” for kids, and two of the sandwiches are vegetarian. The...
21-Day Vegan Kickstart
Today, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is celebrating the launch of its March 21-Day Vegan Kickstart. The program includes nutrition webcasts, a vegan
Manhattan Vegan Café
On February 15, Terri opened in downtown Manhattan's Flatiron District, serving veggie-filled sandwiches, mixed juices, and cupcakes. The menu at Terri is similar...
Winter Olympics Vegan Food
The 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver are the first games to offer fans and athletes organic, vegan food options at concession stands. Vegan menu items include veggie dogs...
HSUS Spay Day
Today, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is promoting Spay Day, its 16th annual campaign encouraging guardians to spay and neuter their companion animals.
Vegan Soul Food Recipe Roundup
February is Black History Month, so celebrate by veganizing your favorite soul food recipes.
Vegan Rockers Alkaline Trio Talk
With a new record released in February, plant-powered punk rockers Alkaline Trio talk music and vegan food obsessions.
Veganizing Dunkin’ Donuts
Dunkin’ Donuts is currently holding its second annual Create Dunkin’s Next Donut Contest, and Compassion Over Killing (COK) is encouraging vegans across the country to enter...
Blog Cookbook Challenge
Recently, veggie food blog Pink Vegan took on a new challenge: Cook every recipe from Tal Ronnen’s The Conscious Cook and VN columnist Colleen Patrick-Goudreau’s...
Chickens Seized In Raid
On Tuesday, authorities seized more than 600 chickens from a private residence in San Bernardino County, Calif. Police believe that the 400 roosters and 200 hens seized...
Green Shows Fashion Week
This week, the second biannual Green Shows Eco Fashion Week was held in New York City, featuring this year’s most ethical and sustainable fashions. On Monday, cruelty-free...
PCRM School Lunch Contest
This week, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) has launched its School Lunch Revolution photo contest to show the worst options and the best...
HSUS Awards Humane Teen
Last week, the Humane Society of the United States named 19-year-old Alexis Ulrich its 2010 Humane Teen of the Year. Ulrich, a college sophomore at Arizona State...
Ellen Audience Growing
For many Americans, The Ellen DeGeneres Show is as watched and adored as The Oprah Winfrey Show, according to recently released audience research. NBC Universal...
Vegan Valentine’s Menus
In honor of Valentine’s Day, vegan chef J. Scot Jones has created a special holiday menu of romantic recipes for diners to recreate at home. The three-course meal, titled...
Vegan Firefighter On Dr. Oz
On Thursday, Dr. Oz featured vegan firefighter Rip Esselstyn, author of the bestselling Engine 2 Diet, on The Dr. Oz Show. Esselstyn was inspired to write the book...
Mills Announces Reality Show
Recently, longtime animal-activist and 2009 VN Person of the Year Heather Mills announced plans to produce a reality television show that will feature a cast of celebrities...
Foer On Colbert Report
On Monday, author Jonathan Safran Foer appeared on The Colbert Report to discuss his bestselling non-fiction book Eating Animals with host Stephen Colbert.
Chicago Gets Vegan Takeout
On February 5, Life On Mars opened in Chicago’s Logan Square, offering customers a diverse menu of vegan takeout options. Unlike traditional takeout-only restaurants...
School Lunch Program Revamp
Last Thursday, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that major changes would be made to the National School Lunch Program, including new standards...
DC Meat-Free Week
Today kicks off DC Meat-Free Week, a weeklong event created by Capitol City vegans to celebrate cruelty-free diets and counteract the city’s first-ever Meat Week...
New Chicago Comfort Food
In late January, vegan restaurateur Karyn Calabrese celebrated the grand opening of Karyn’s On Green, Calabrese’s third vegan eatery to serve the Chicago area.
Farm Sanctuary Honored
Recently, career-building website Vault released its 2010 Top 10 Internships in America list, and named Farm Sanctuary one of its “Top 10 Most Unusual Experience...
Oscar Nods For Animal Docs
On Tuesday, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that The Cove and Food, Inc., are contenders for “Best Documentary Feature” at the...
NY Bill To Ban Tail Docking
This week, New York lawmakers introduced legislation that, if passed, would ban the unnecessary tail docking of dairy cows. The bill was drafted less than a week after...
Meat Alternatives Examined
Recently, GOOD compared the sustainability and environmental impact of meat compared to three popular varieties of meat alternatives-tofu, seitan, and tempeh.
Portland Vegans for Haiti
As organizations around the world unite to raise money for the victims of Haiti, vegans across the country prove that selling delicious vegan baked goods...
Grass-Fed Fallacy Debunked
This week, Slate examined the health consequences of eating grass-fed beef, and concluded that this method of farming presents an equal risk for deadly bacteria...
Oprah Spotlights Veg Living
On Wednesday, Oprah devoted almost an entire episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show to food politics and vegetarianism. Veg-friendly segments included an...
Vegan Blog Tops Trend List
Last week, UK newspaper The Observer—the Sunday edition of The Guardian—named green lifestyle expert and VN contributor Joshua Katcher “The New Sexy Vegan” on...
Prisons To Offer Veg Meals
Vegetarian meals may soon be offered in California prisons based on personal or ethical preference, according to a regulation proposed earlier this month by the...
Meat Safety Questioned
Last Friday, the Chicago Tribune released an article investigating recent meat recalls and examined the health consequences of consuming factory-farmed meat and poultry.
Veterinarians Help Haiti
This week, a team of veterinary experts representing Humane Society International arrived in Haiti to offer treatment and relief to injured and displaced animals.
Tainted Meat Health Toll
Chicken found on grocery store shelves and served in restaurants may cause urinary tract infections in women, according to new research from McGill University.

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